Windows XP boot hang
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: wingmanzz-ga
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05 Jun 2006 04:43 PDT
Expires: 05 Jul 2006 04:43 PDT
Question ID: 735401
I have windows xp on a box. Due to an incorrect BIOS setting, I had to reset the BIOS via the CMOS jumper. When it tried to reboot, it correctly stated that windows had not shutdown properly. When I chose Start WIndows Normally the entireprogress bar fills and then it just hangs. If I choose Safe Mode, it loads files up to giveio.sys and then hangs. I cant get past it. I can boot into the Recovery console, but I dont know what to do when im in there. Ive run chkdsk from there and tried to delete the giveio file, but it reappears, I guess from cahce. How can I fix this box?
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Re: Windows XP boot hang
From: murunbuchstansinger-ga on 05 Jun 2006 12:35 PDT
Have a look here: http://www.file.net/process/giveio.sys.html Either way, the first thing to try is disconnecting all of your peripherals - I have had many instances where USB devices cause similar symptoms. Also, given that this file seems to be something to do with your parallel port, disconnect anything connected to this. The file does not seem vital to WindowsXP so I would suggest renaming it from the recovery console and trying again. Alternatively, try step by step boot and do not allow it to run. If the file is reappearing, I would suggest it might by spyware/malware and your problems therefore a little more difficult to solve. As you can access your hard disc, it may be faster to simply back up your vital data, reformat and reinstall Windows. Post back with how you get on or if any of the above doesn't make sense! Good luck!
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